Sticker World Farm, Castle, Airport

Posted on April 8th, 2019 - Fiona

We all know kids are a source of creativity and imagination. Without the wisdom and experience of life the world is full of possibilities. Lonely Planet kids aims to fuel this creativity and expand young minds with their fun to create themed sticker world books. We have looked before at Sticker World Zoo, Museum, Theme Park and know how much fun they are. Imagine my delight in discovering there is now Sticker World Farm! This is an opportunity for kids to create their very own farm just as they want it. Farmer Nick watch out, there could be some little experts joining you soon full of farming ideas! Alongside Sticker World Farm, in the new series there is Sticker World Castle and Airport. We have all 3 to giveaway to one lucky winner. Read on to discover more about the range and for your chance to win.  

 

Sticker world farm airport and castle

More about Sticker World Farm, Castle and Airport

Create your own farm or airport or restore your own castle. The books guide you through the process giving just enough information to keep ideas realistic, yet allowing creative minds to flourish. With over 500 stickers in each book there is no shortage of options to make your farm, airport or castle bespoke.  Create a map, choose your crops or animals, design your coat of armour or create a colourful luggage tag. Each book is packed with information and challenges making learning fun and creative.

 

 

Pages from Sticker World Farm by Lonely Planet Kids

What we love

  • Interactive

  • Educational

  • Creative

  • Fuels imagination

  • Fun subjects kids love

  • Can be as simple or advanced as the child chooses.


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Need to Know

RSP £5.99 per book
Suitable for  Age 5 upwards
Product Dimensions
  • Soft back
  • 40 pages,
  • 500 stickers
  • Dimensions: 216mm × 270mm
Illustrated byAviel Basil
Written byKait Eaton
Produced byLonely Planet Kids
StockistsLonely Planet online shop, Amazon
ISBN: 9781788680271

 

Win your copies of Lonely Planet Sticker World Farm, Castle and Airport

For your chance to win all 3 of these great sticker books simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

 

3 Sticker World Books

 

Disclosure

I was sent the sticker books for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  

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Scratch and Learn Human Body

Posted on March 25th, 2019 - Fiona

Science is such a fascinating topic and what more so than learning how our own body works? Since science is a topic children today will need to study until the age of 16 it is even more important that they should enjoy and be excited by the content right from the start. With this in mind we have found the perfect book for age 3+ to begin to understand what makes our bodies tick. Scratch and Learn Human Body from Quarto Kids is packed with discovery and interactive activities making this book a must. To discover more, and for your chance to win your own copy, do read on.

 

Scratch and Learn Human Body

About Scratch and Learn Human Body

There is a new theme to discover on every double page spread. Learn about skeletons, muscles and our organs and how our brain works. Each page has fun to do suggested activities to reinforce the learning. Perhaps the best part is using the clip away scratch pen to uncover different body parts and functions. This is such a simple idea, yet effective at making some difficult concepts more appealing and fun to learn.   

pages from Human Body scratch and learn

What we love

  • Interactive scratch and reveal

  • Clear and simplified illustrations

  • Fun to do activities to demonstrate learning

  • Supports the themes in KS1 curriculum

  • Ideal from Age 3 but suitable all through to KS2

 

Need to Know

RSP £11.99
AuthorKaty Flint
IllustratorAna Seixas
Format
  • Hardback
  • 16 pages
  •  240 x 260 x 10.16mm | 612.35g
Age Range3 – 7 years
PublisherWide Eyed (Quarto Kids)
Available from Quarto Online shop, Amazon, Waterstones.
 1786033232

 

Win your copy of Scratch and Learn Human Body with Quarto and Coombe Mill

For your chance to win this super nonfiction first science book simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Scratch and Learn Human Body Book

Disclosure

We were sent our copy of Scratch and Learn for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The Coombe Mill copy can be borrowed by holiday makers from the games room library.

 

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Mindfulness. Your Mind is like the Sky

Posted on March 11th, 2019 - Fiona

Mindfulness is becoming a popular topic to uncover with people in all walks of life. As adults it can take some getting our heads around, so how much harder must it be for children? We have been enjoying a thought provoking tale tackling mindfulness for children in relatable language and concepts.  “Your Mind is like the Sky” takes children on a journey to explain everyday feelings about the challenges we all face and how to deal with them. This book is a must for any youngster prone to worrying about difficult thoughts and feelings. Read on to discover more and for your chance to win a copy.

Your Mind is like the Sky Book

A first book of mindfulness.

Your mind is like the sky takes a look at the fears that can pop into a child’s mind and likens them to the sky. Sometimes our mind can be clear and blue, but other times raincloud thoughts come along. The book gives some helpful ways to deal with the rainclouds encouraging children to discover their inner power through this easy light read. There is even some helpful advice for parents at the back of the book.

Pages from Your Mind is like theSky Mindfulness book

What we liked

  • Clear and helpful association

  • Relevant language for young children

  • Supportive imagery

  • A clear message

  • Helpful tips for parents

Need to know

Suitable for Age 7+
FormatHardback32 Pages
R.S.P£11.99
AuthorBronwen Ballard
IllustratorLaura Carlin
PublisherFrances Lincoln (Quarto Kids)
StockistsQuarto Knows on line  Amazon, Book Depository, Books Etc.
ISBN9781847809032

 

Win your copy of Your Mind is Like the Sky from Quarto with Coombe Mill

For your chance to grab yourself a copy of this gem of a book simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Your Mind is like the Sky Book

Disclosure

We were sent our copy of ‘Your Mind is like the Sky’ a first book of mindfulness for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. A copy of our book can be found in the book case in the Coombe Mill Games room for children to enjoy here on holiday.  

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Magic Spelling Game from Orchard Toys

Posted on February 25th, 2019 - Fiona

I am thrilled to bring to you a wonderful new game for 2019 from Orchard Toys, the masters of making learning fun. Magic Spelling combines wizardry with learning spellings in a fast paced, quick thinking game. It is aimed at age 5 – 7 years; we think it can happily extend beyond this. If you have a child who finds spellings a chore then this is the game for them. Read on to discover more and for your chance to win.

 

Magic Spelling Game from Orchard Toys

How to Play Magic Spelling

It’s a race against time to spell your word before the timer runs out, but this isn’t enough to make it fun so Orchard toys have added spell books to fill with gruesome ingredients and a magic wand to search for your letters. Beat the timer and you get to rub your card to reveal if your spelling was correct. Your reward is a yucky ingredient for your spell book.

 

Magic Spelling Game contents

What we love

  • There are two colours of cards so younger children can just choose easier spelling and older children harder spellings.

  • Searching for the letters against the timer with a wand is a great way to build fun and excitement into what could be a dull task of learning spellings.

  • Easy to adapt the basic rules to suit your child.

  • We found the longer words hard to find in time, but just allowed a turn of the timer for longer words.

  •  You could even extend the game by making your own cards with new words once the pack provided were learned.

 

Magic Spelling in play

 

Need to Know

Retail price £12.75
Age suitability 5 – 7 (We think it could go higher)
Contents
  • 4 spell book boards
  • 20 spell ingredient cards
  • 36 word cards
  • 36 letter tiles
  • 1 magic wand
  • 1 sand timer
  • 1 cauldron spinner
  • 1 instruction leaflet
StockistsOrchard Toys Online, amazon, Argos, The Works, John Lewis 
Player2 – 4
Educational Benefits
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
Environmental impactMade from at least 80% recycled materials.

 

Win your game of Magic Spelling from Orchard Toys and Coombe Mill

For your chance to make spelling fun with Magic Spelling game simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Orchard Toys Magic Spelling Game

Disclosure

We were given a game for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy is available for Coombe Mill guests to borrow from our Games room.  


Amazing Expeditions Book Review

Posted on February 11th, 2019 - Fiona

Who doesn’t enjoy a good journey of discovery? Here at Coombe Mill our guests love to follow the trails and maps to discover the hidden corners of our 30 acre estate with its river, meadows, animals and wild areas. People throughout history have had this same quest for adventure and discovery. Now you can uncover some of the key journeys that changed the world, since time began, through ‘Amazing Expeditions’. This wonderful resource from Ivy Kids, part of Quarto Kids, is a must have book for all budding explorers today. Read on to discover more about Amazing Expeditions: Journeys that changed the world, and how you can win yourself a copy.

 

Amazing Expeditions, Journeys that changed the world Book Review

 What to expect from Amazing Expeditions

Take a journey with a different explorer on each double page spread. Follow their journey on a map and through bite sized chunks of writing with corresponding illustrations. Some great voyages and some disasters are covered, but all left their mark on the world. See how we first navigated the seas, deserts, mountains and even our journey into space through 22 great explorers. Discover what motivated their exploration from science to religion, treasure to adventure.

 

Pages from Amazing Expeditions Book

What we love

  • Eye catching layout
  • Clever illustrations
  • Educational and packed with fun facts covering history, geography and religion.
  • Tackles social fallout from the voyages good and bad.
  • A resource book to come back to time and time again.

 

A short video taster of Amazing Expeditions

 

Need to know

RSP £14.99
PublisherQuarto Kids (Ivy Kids)
AuthorAnita Ganeri
IllustratorMichael Mullan
Age suitability7 – 11
Format
Hardback 
48 Pages, Illustrations: 300
Size: 9.843 in x 11.693 in / 250 mm x 297 mm
StockistsQuarto online, Amazon, Waterstones, book Depository 
ISBNISBN: 9781782407232

 

Win your copy of Amazing Expeditions Journeys that changed the world

For your chance to win this beautifully constructed book and follow in the footsteps of famous explorers simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.  

Amazing Expeditions Book

Disclosure

I was sent a copy of Amazing Expeditions, journeys that changed the world, for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and options expressed here are my own. A copy of the book can be found in the Coombe Mill library for budding explorers here to enjoy